It’s always nice to have a little get-together, at least every once in awhile. What’s not nice is the toll those parties can take on your wallet. The older I’m getting though, the more I sense that gone are days when casual parties and events need to be so showy. Times have changed, a new generation has come of age, and I feel that people are less worried about glitz and glam than enjoying each other’s company. So take a step back from the party planning and take a fresh look at 8 ways to host the best party on a budget. #5’s idea would be a hit for any party, casual or formal.